Intel Prescott maybe even Pentium 5?
Information on the successor to the current Pentium 4 core 'Northwood' is still rare, but new reports come in from time to time about this upcoming product from Intel. The prescott, the code name for the new processor core, could even be Pentium 5.
Loud a roadmap from the Asian region has not yet been decided on the name. After the Pentium 4 and the Pentium 4 HT, a new name would definitely be justified. The name is already two years old and would celebrate its third birthday at the end of next year. In addition, the Prescott comes with some significant improvements. For the first time, Intel will use 90nm manufacturing technology for this processor, which lowers power consumption and heat generation and thus enables higher clock rates. The finer conductor tracks and transistors also create space for other functions. For example, Intel will double the Prescott's L2 cache to 1 MB. Furthermore, it should be able to handle second generation Hyper-Threading and be addressed via a 800 MHz clocked frontside bus. Nevertheless, he will remain a child for the base 478. This and the fact that the Prescott will also be based on the Netburst architecture of the first Pentium 4 are the only points that do not speak in favor of changing the product name. However, the innovations in the Pentium III were not earth-shattering compared to the Pentium II.